We were able to sneak in a Family Game Night during the week today. My 8-year-old has been begging me to play Break Free from Yulu ever since it came in the mail. So after homework and dinner, we played a quick game together. Break Free is a really fun puzzle and strategy game. Use your brain to pick the lock on your handcuffs and be the first to break free!
Break Free from Yulu is a fast pace, race against the other players, a puzzle game that will keep you on your toes. It’s a lot of fun and full of good family fun. Grab the handcuffs and you are instantly handcuffed together. Your objective is to be the first to solve the puzzle and break free! Think quickly and work fast to be the winner.
4 Handcuffs with covers
3 Sets of mazes (4 easy, 4 intermediate, and 4 Difficult)
3 Sets of point tokens
Who Would Enjoy This Game:
Break Free is designed for ages 6 and up and 2-4 players. As you advance through the game the mazes get more difficult so make sure for younger players it is not too difficult so they don’t get frustrated. My 8-year-old played it and loved it. She had no problems with the mazes and often beat us older players. It is challenging enough as well that it’s entertaining for older players. So it’s a great game for a family game night because it suits a wide range of ages.
Is It Fun:
We had a blast playing it. The mazes are fun and challenging so it keeps you interested. You are racing against other players which brings in the competition aspect. We had a lot of fun racing against each other and had a lot of laughs as some of us struggled to get out of them. If you have a competitive group this is a fun head-to-head game.
The gameplay is pretty easy. When you begin you will connect the handcuffs together and then handcuff yourself. You will want to put the handcuff on your non-dominant hand so you can use your good hand to solve the puzzle. Start with green, everyone will choose a green maze and insert it into the handcuff lock mechanism. Lay out the green tokens in the middle of the table so everyone can easily reach them.
Once everyone has their maze in place and is ready to go someone will do a count down (3…2…1…Go). Everyone uses their key to work their way through the maze and unlock their handcuffs. The first person to break free will grab the token with the highest number, second will grab the next highest number and so on.
Once everyone breaks free you will play another round with the yellow mazes. Just complete the above steps but with the yellow set. Finally the red set. Once all three rounds are completed you will add up your tokens to see who has the highest number, that person is the winner.
I don’t have any concerns with this game. Just make sure it is age appropriate for your child so they don’t get upset if they can’t do the mazes. The red ones were difficult even for me. If your child does struggle with the harder ones you could always limit it to one round with the green or two depending on their skill level.
Where Can You Find It:
Available at Target!
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